Configurable Planning Cockpits
Planning cockpits can easily be enhanced by additional individual elements, e.g. graphical representations of sales planning figures. Details can be accessed with a mouse click from such summarized views of the planning data. Fast configuration features lead to precisely representing company procedures and processes including every role of the personnel involved in planning processes.
In order to conduct the sales and operations planning (SOP) economically, demand forecasts are necessary. Previous demand figures are represented in cockpits to assist the demand forecast. Any common statistical methods can be applied. If there is special expertise, established customer solutions are applicable.
Most companies plan with several planning levels (sales, region, customer, product lines, product, material, etc.). Special planning functions improve efficiency; for example, with their capability to deploy figures on subordinate planning levels by uniquely assigned keys. Additionally, it is possible to plan revenue, quantities and lot sizes in a parallel manner. Planning personnel immediately detects which impact increased lot sizes cause on revenue and tonnage. Calculations can be done annually, monthly or weekly.